Taxon: Acacia paradoxa DC.

Genus: Acacia
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
  Subfamily: Mimosoideae
      Tribe: Acacieae
Nomen number: 313094
Place of publication: Cat. pl. horti monsp. 74. 1813 Mar
Name Verified on: 09-Nov-1987 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 12-Mar-2015
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 11 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: boundary/barrier/support (fide Dict Gard)
  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Noxweed Aust; Weeds SAfr 2001)

Distributional Range:


  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia - New South Wales, - Queensland, - South Australia, - Victoria, - Western Australia

  • Naturalized:

  • Northern America

    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - California

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.


  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin). 2009 (Vara kulturvaxt namn)
  • Graham, E. H. Legumes for erosion control and wildlife. USDA Misc. Publ. 412. 1941 (Leg ErWild)
  • Green, J. W. Census of the vascular plants of Western Australia. 1985 (L WAust)
  • Henderson, L. Alien weeds and invasive plants: a complete guide to declared weeds and invaders in South Africa. Plant Protection Research Institute, Handbook 12. 2001 (Weeds SAfr 2001)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Isely, D. Native and naturalized Leguminosae (Fabaceae) of the United States (exclusive of Alaska and Hawaii). 1998 (Leg US)
  • Lazarides, M. & B. Hince CSIRO Handbook of Economic Plants of Australia. 1993 (Econ Pl Aust)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Maslin, B. R. & L. Pedley 1982. The distribution of Acacia (Leguminosae: Mimosoideae) in Australia. Part 1. Species distribution maps Res. Notes W. Austral. Herb. 6:90.
  • Parsons, W. T. & E. G. Cuthbertson Noxious weeds of Australia. 1992 (Noxweed Aust)
  • Pedley, L. 1980. A revision of Acacia Mill. in Queensland (concluded) (Austrobaileya) 1:250.
  • Pedley, L. 1987. Racosperma Martius (Leguminosae: Mimosoideae) in Queensland: a checklist (Austrobaileya) 2:353.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Rico-Arce, Maria de Lourdes A checklist and synopsis of American species of Acacia (Leguminosae: Mimosoideae). 2007 (Amer Acacia)


Check other web resources for Acacia paradoxa DC. :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ILDIS: International Legume Database & Information Service
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Acacia paradoxa cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.